Weekly #488 - Architecture in HDR Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 20/11/2016
Judge: Carol8345

Being from New York City, I am in love with Architecture, old or new. Show me your best City scape or buildings in HDR. How far you push it is up to you; should it be subtle or should it be dramatic? I can't wait to see what you submit
Competition Entries


Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 00:51
First, I want to thank you all for participating! I didn’t expect quite so many entrants and in my book, every one of these images is a winner. Absolutely stunning! I’m sure some of you have looked at these photos and wondered “how the heck is she going to do this?” LOL I’m not sure either, but let’s get started….

1. Stone Cottages by Perspicador – Lovely photo, HDR not taken too far. Perfect in my opinion for this image. I like that red door, that stands out with the gray.

2. A 21st Century English Village by JAK – oh that sky amongst the brick and mortar village, bold, and dramatic. A superb image

3. Chillingham Church by tyronet2000 – Beautiful, I like the sunlight beaming through to top detailing the stone. You were able to capture the gold reds. I like this a lot.

4. Birmingham Jewelry Quarter by Conexus – Another stunning image; I can count every brick in that building. These old building have so much character. Well done.

5. Newcastle by AndrewA – Great composition and lighting, romantic, moody. Another favorite.

6. Lyme Hall Courtyard by Johnjm – oh my goodness, gorgeous! Such symmetry and beautiful color that brings out the age a beauty of this building. I even see a ghostly figure in the windows. Awesome image and editing.

7. Victorian England by johnriley – Wow! The greens and yellows blend perfectly with the stone. How lucky you were to have such an interesting subject. Love this!

8. Millenium Bridge by Mag07 – So glad you went a little over the top! Beautiful! HDR suits this image so well. Is that a man I see standing on the cube? Very nice lighting and detail!

9. Bird taking off by PixMaker – Outstanding, your symmetry is spot on. Beautiful building and great editing.

10. Glass roof by To2n – This is incredible; however after checking your EXIF I see you shot it with a Canon. But since we are here, I love this. Great shot and composition. Unfortunately, it is a Canon.

11. Apartments in Rosebank by Noelcmn – This is a cool shot with lovely sky. Very surreal and nicely composed

12. Heading Home by Simonmac – I love this photo, and what it portrays; it tells a story. Magnificent.

13. Pretty Damned Ugly by Paulb531- lol, I have to agree. Someday I’ll tell you about the ugly building I had to build in Brooklyn. I get paid to build them, not design them.

14. The Palace at Helfenburk by Abe_Normal – lovely photo and good composition I think I would have liked to see this one pushed a little further.

I don’t need to tell you how difficult this was. As I said in the beginning, every one of these photos was a winner. I feel honored to judge.

But….since there can only be one first place……..

1. Victorian England by johnriley
2. Lyme Hall Courtyard by johnjm
3. Tie…..21st Century English Village, Millenium Bridge, Newcastle (No particular order)
4. Honorable mentions go to everyone

****I think paulb531 should get some sort of consolation prize for the ugliest building......LOL!!

Ok johnriley to you…………..
Last Edited by Carol8345 on 21/11/2016 - 01:06


Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 07:06
Fabulous winning image, fit for a postcard or tourist brochure! Great shot and a hearty congratulations Johnriley-great ambiance in this! And extended to Johnjm, JAK and Mag07. Thanks for the challenge and comments Carol. Great shots everyone!


Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 07:42
Congratulations to John and the placed photographers.

I love John's shot, it drips with atmosphere.

Interesting entries all round. HDR in all of its forms.

Thank you Carol for a challenging subject and your kind comments.



Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 08:25
Congratulations to the Winner and other places. Thanks to Carol8345 for the interesting subject, the timely judging and the comprehesive comments.



Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 09:10
Congratulations and cheers for interesting topic and taking the time to comment!
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)


Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 09:38
Thanks you for the winning place! Congrats all round to the other winners and I think all the shots look great.

Now for the tricky bit...new comp very soon.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 11:40
Commenting as a non-entry this week... just too busy... can anyone use some tomatoes?...
I loved looking at these pix... a very interesting subject...and some great shots.
The person To2n who entered a Can*n shot... my comiserations.... been there, almost done that...
at least five times I've had to drop my prize winning shot and enter something else....
because it had been taken with my old Fuji!! The problems with trawling through your personal picture library....
I now keep the original camera filename attached to each shot....
and there is an empty folder with "Fuji beyond here" at the point where I got the *istD!! (And returned to Pentax!!!)
SimonMac's and Tyronet2000's shots were my favourite pair... just loved the light and shade in these two.
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"


Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 12:24
Thank you for the tied third place and well done to the other podiumers. Some super photos so thanks to Carol8345 for the challenge.
As to submitting non Pentax photos, if anyone is in danger of accidentally doing this and uses the Firefox browser, install the plug-in Exify and you'll immediately spot what you've done.
It shows up like this:
The overlay isn't permanent, it shows only when you hover your mouse over the image.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 21/11/2016 - 12:25


Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 12:56
Many thanks Carol your competition produced some stunning pictures. Well done to John and the rest of the podium.




Link Posted 21/11/2016 - 18:26
Well done everyone!

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